An island community separated from Oakland by a narrow channel

Antioch (California)

Fairly large city on the shoreline of the Delta

Berkeley (California)

Home to the world famous University of California, Berkeley

Concord (California)

Birthplace of jazz legend Dave Brubeck


East Bay's 2nd largest city with one of the largest Afghan communities in the U.S. and the northern edge of Silicon Valley


California State University, East Bay


The East Bay's largest city, and the home of Oakland International Airport


One of America's wealthiest mid-size cities, with a (somewhat) historic district and numerous upscale restaurants

San Leandro

World headquarters of Otis Spunkmeyer, hotels, Chabot Dam (first dam in Northern California), shopping malls, parks, beaches and business industries

Walnut Creek

The best shopping in the Bay Area behind San Francisco

Other destinations

Mount Diablo State Park

This 20,000 acre park provides great hiking opportunities on a mountain that dominates the landscape for most of central and eastern Contra Costa County. It offers an incredible viewshed, with views on clear days stretching 181 miles to Mount Lassen.

Del Valle Regional Park

This East Bay Regional Park District park surrounds Lake Del Valle, and includes wilderness areas with canyons, woodlands, grasslands, and some quite dramatic rock formations.

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North Bay (Bay Area)

not as densely populated as other parts of the Bay Area, but home to wine country and natural scenery.

South Bay

this is where San Jose and Santa Clara can be found, and is known for being a major center of technology.

Peninsula (Bay Area)

a suburban region on the west side of the San Francisco Bay and is a peninsula that goes from the South Bay to the Golden Gate.


🏝️ as many sights as a desert island


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East Bay

Lying across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco, the East Bay consists primarily of Contra Costa County and Alameda County. It has a unique culture that's more laid back and uncomplicated than its Western neighbors.


By car

Bridges connect the East Bay with Marin County, San Francisco, and the Peninsula. Also, the I-580 connects the Central Valley with the East Bay via Altamont Pass in the east.

By public transportation

BART connects the East Bay with San Francisco, and Amtrak serves this region as well.

There is Golden Gate Transit; however, a lot of the East Bay doesn't really fit with the idea of bus services, and few people use the local buses for transport either in or around the region.

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